Friday, 30 April 2010
Koninginnedag (Queen's Day)
Mark Wagenbuur has made another marvellous video showing scenes of cycling in the Netherlands.
Ideal for Koninginnedag, or "Queens Day", which is a national holiday here in the Netherlands, and is today. The 30th of April. It's a great event, with lots of Orange everywhere, music, a free market...
Mark says "This time the cycling really takes place in Holland (which is in the west of the Netherlands). In North-Holland to be precise, in and around the city of Alkmaar.
Since it is all windmills, tulips and bicycles in this video a bit of corny music seemed fitting. 'Ik hou van Holland' (I love Holland) by 1950s child singer Heintje, a street organ and on the accordion. You can't really go much more Dutch than this..."
The music is also used by a very amusing TV show with the name "Ik hou van Holland", which is not the most serious thing on Dutch TV.
Anyway, we'll be in the town centre enjoying the festivities...